Murdannia nimmoniana (J. Graham) Bole & M. R. Almeida var. nimmoniana, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 83:593. 1986 (1987) (Syn: Aneilema paniculatum Wall. ex C.B.Clarke [Illegitimate]; Aneilema semiteres Dalzell; Commelina bulbosa B.Heyne ex Steud. [Invalid]; Commelina nimmoniana J.Graham ex C.B.Clarke; Dichaespermum juncoides Wight; Dichaespermum paniculatum Hassk. ex C.B.Clarke [Invalid]; Dichaespermum semiteres (Dalzell) Hassk.; Murdannia juncoides (Wight) R.S.Rao & Kammathy; Murdannia paniculata (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) G.Brückn.; Murdannia semiteres (Dalzell) Santapau; Phaeneilema paniculatum (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) G.Brückn.);
mur-DAN-ee-uh — named for M. Murdan Ali, plant collector at Saharanpur Botanic Garden
commonly known as: panicled dewflower • Malayalam: nelam-pullu
Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998- Description & Keys– Murdannia semiteres, Murdannia nodiflora & Murdannia spirata)
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N. P. Singh (1988- – Description & Keys– Murdannia semiteres, Murdannia nodiflora, Murdannia versicolor & Murdannia spirata)
It is known from Africa and southern India, Iran to Indo-China and Viet Nam.
Murdannia semiteres is annual common in wet areas, drying pools, wet rocks, stream edges.
(From IUCN Red List (LC) )
Erect tufted slender herbs. Leaves 4-13 x 0.1-0.3 cm, linear, filiform, semiterete, apex acuminate. Panicles terminal, lax, longer than leaves, branches capillary; peduncles reddish, 8-20 cm long. Flowers blue; pedicels filiform; bracts minute, ocreate. Sepals obovate, acute. Petals blue, 2-4 mm long, obovate, apex somewhat 3-loobed. Staminal filaments naked. Ovary glabrous; ovules 2-seriate in each cell. Capsule 2-3 mm long, subglobose or ovoid, angular. Seeds 2-seriate, 6-8 in each cell, smooth, compressed.
Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Among sedges and grasses
Peninsular India (Endemic)
Flower for ID – 091011SC3: Posting a photo for Id of flower
Date / Time – 28.08. 2011 / 11.00 am.
Location – Place – Tamhini Ghat, Maharashtra
Habitat – Garden/ Urban/ Wild / Type – Wild
It looks like Murdannia wightii to me. Sending a few of my photographs. They were taken at my farm at Shahapur.
This is Murdannia semiteres for sure. M. wightii is synonym for M. pauciflora and one more thing to add Murdannia semiteres and M. pauciflora are different species from each other one is having terminal,
identification no061111sn3: Help in Id this Murdannia, if possible as I missed taking more pics.
identification no081111sn2: Kindly Id this Murdannia.
Looks like Murdannia semiteres – Panicled Dewflower
Murdannia semiteres for me………:)
Herb for ID : 220912 RV 2: Plz help to Id this herb found at Khapoli/Pali road about 100 km away from Mumbai.
It is seems to be Murdannia semiteres (Dalz.) Sant. Please check
Yes it is Murdannia semiteres
Kas week: Murdannia semiteres SMP: Murdannia semiteres
KAS Week DS_051012_05 Id requested: Requesting id for this tiny blue 3 petalled flower. Kas, 22nd Sep 2012.
So many thanks, … I am totally ignorant about Western Ghat flowers (I came from Kolkata), and “Murdannia” I heard for the first time when I visited Kas, for the orange three petalled flower I already posted. I never dreamt that this could be some “Murdannia“.
SGNP, Aug 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKAUG-16 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (12).
Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Kanheri Caves, SGNP, Mumbai in Aug 2014.
Attached are 2 sets of pics, Type 1 flower being very small and Type 2 flower being 2-3 times bigger than the Type 1 flower.
Do both these sets belong to the same species (Murdannia semiteres, if at all)?
Yes Murdannia semiteres.
Thank you … for confirmation…
I was a bit doubtful about both these being M. semiteres as there was a considerable difference in flower size…
Yes …, You are correct.
But this is one of the variable species of Murdannia spreading from Africa to India. Flower size, colour; petal shape and outline, orientation of stamens are quite common in most of the annuals. I am agree with …, and concluding all these forms could be Murdannia semiteres.
63-TSP-ID-12MAY2016-2:Herb @ Tumkur for ID. : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly identify this plant..
Habitat: Wild, amidst moist rocky crevice.
Murdannia semiteres (Dalzell) Santapau
Murdannia semiteres of commelinaceae
Murdannia for ID :: MK001 SEP2016 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Please help me to identify this Commelinaceae herb. Is this a Murdannia sp.? The plant was abundant in the locale; moist & rocky habitat.
Location: Palakkad Dist., Kerala
Date: 25 July 2016
Alt.: 150 m asl
Murdannia semiteres (Commelinaceae)
Flowers at Kanakeshwar,Alibag (mixed thread): 3 posts by 2 authors.
Flowers today (22.8.16) at kanakeshwar, Alibag
4 Murdannia wightii
Not Murdannia pauciflora (Syn: Murdannia wightii R.S.Rao & Kammathy [Illegitimate]) as per images herein.
More likely to be Murdannia nimmoniana (J. Graham) Bole & M. R. Almeida var. nimmoniana as per images herein.
Murdannia semiteres hopefully : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
second week of October 2016
Revision of the genus Murdannia (Commelinaceae) in India Mayur D. Nandikar & Rajaram V. Gurav- Phytodiversity 2015: Vol. 2 (1): 56-112
The Plant List Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post Flowers of India India Biodiversity Portal IUCN Red List (LC) Category:Murdannia semiteres – Wikimedia Commons
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998- Description & Keys– Murdannia semiteres, Murdannia nodiflora & Murdannia spirata) (In bold at the
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N. P. Singh (1988- – Description & Keys– Murdannia semiteres, Murdannia nodiflora, Murdannia versicolor & Murdannia spirata) (In bold at the top)